More than 500 people attended the first ever ‘Night in the Jungle’ on Thursday, hosted by the Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation.
Through silent and live auctions, ticket sales, as well as general donations, the foundation raised $30,000 that will go to the foundation’s community outreach programs, which includes the Pass It On Fund.
The Pass it On Fund aims to provide medical equipment to families with seriously ill or physically challenged children who are in financial need. Serving as a financial hand-up while strengthening the ability of these families to care for themselves, the Pass It On Fund aims to improve their quality of life.
Andy Dalton and his family were in attendance at the Night in the Jungle and was thrilled with how much was accomplished through the event, which was the first of its kind.
“JJ and I wanted to add a family-friendly event to our Fundraiser to allow more people to join our mission,” Dalton said. “It seems like each year we’ve been blessed in that we can add something new and try different events and programs with our Foundation. We’re thrilled to add this to our lineup and meet more fans as they enjoy a casual night on the field with their families.”
The Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation was founded in 2011 and seeks to provide support, resources as well as opportunities and life changing experiences to seriously ill and physically challenged children and their families. More information for the foundation is on their website and Facebook pages.
Attendees at the event enjoyed a very unique on-the-field experience at Paul Brown Stadium with a tailgate themed dinner, family fun zone, live music and plenty of photo opportunities, including a chance to take a photo with the Dalton family.